It was the short Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent which played host to the second round of the MCE British Superbike Championship and just like the opening round at Donington, it was a weekend packed full of success for our R&G supported riders and teams.
Just like they did two weeks ago, the R&G sponsored JG Speedfit Kawasaki team dominated race day – with young star Luke Mossey claiming his first ever British Superbike Championship wins whilst team mate Leon Haslam claimed a second and third. Anvil Hire Yamaha’s Josh Brookes was able to bounce back from a difficult start to the weekend with a superb ride through the field in the second race, securing fourth place at the flag, strengthening his fourth place in the overall standings.
Following the postponement of the opening Dickies Supersport race at Donington, Brands Hatch played host to three fairing-bashing races. In the opening encounter Gearlink Kawasaki star Andrew Irwin was able to take another podium in second whilst his team mate Benjamin Currie followed that up with a strong third place in the final race of the weekend.
The young guns in the Hel Performance British Motostar class continued to add to our podium tally, with City Lifting RS Racing rider Tom Booth-Amos dominating the weekend by claiming pole position and both race wins whilst fellow R&G supported rider Jake Archer secured two second places. Case Moto Rapido Moto3’s Thomas Strudwick also walked away with silverware having secured two hard-earned second places in the Standard class.
In the Pirelli Superstock classes, Mission Racing’s Chrissy Rouse enjoyed another pair of top ten finishes in the 1000cc category and leaves Brands Hatch fourth in the overall standings whilst Tom Oliver claimed another pole in the 600cc class before following it up with a fifth in the race.
In the one-make Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup, the sponsored Boast Plumbing Team enjoyed another successful weekend with Joe Collier claiming pole and a race one victory whilst Rob Guiver powered his Ducati Romford/Hyside Racing machine to a second place in the opening race and victory in the second race. Further trophies came from the Highsparks squad, who enjoyed a double podium with Phil Atkinson whilst True Heroes Racing rider Dave Mackay took the top 899 honours.
In the three wheel world, it was double delight for the Founds/Peters duo who powered their Brian Grey Powerbiking Yamaha outfit to victory in both 600cc races.